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dc.contributor.authorCroft, Vaughn E.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:09:11Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:09:11Zen
dc.date.issued1989-08-05en
dc.identifier.otheretd-02032004-161627en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37295en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of technological literacy for high school graduates. A panel of experts in technological literacy was used to formulate the list of characteristics and make judgments on each. The design of the study was the Delphi Method, using the Q-Sort Technique, with the Thurstone and Chave Method of Equal Appearing Intervals. Using the Method of Equal Appearing Intervals, median scores and Q-Values were calculated for each characteristic. The 80th percentile was used to determine when a characteristic reached consensus. A panel of experts was chosen from among seven groups: (a) philosophers of education, (b) technology educators, (c) engineering educators, (d) scientists, (e) science educators, (f) classroom teachers, and (g) business and education support. The results of the study provide a clearer focus on what is meant by technological literacy. This study identified a list of 24 consensus items to be used as minimum characteristics of technological literacy for high school graduates.en
dc.format.extentviii, 225 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 22255400en
dc.relation.haspartCroft,V.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectengineering educationsen
dc.subjectexpert panelen
dc.subjectDelphi studyen
dc.subjecthigh schoolen
dc.subjectclassroom teachersen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1989.C764en
dc.subject.lcshLiteracy -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshTechnical education -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshVocational education -- United Statesen
dc.titleA national study to determine the characteristics of technological literacy for high school graduatesen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentEducationen
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducationen
dc.contributor.committeechairDugger, William E. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFinch, Curtis R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMadigan, Robert M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberParks, David J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPinder, Charles A.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-02032004-161627/en
dc.date.sdate2004-02-03en
dc.date.rdate2004-02-03en
dc.date.adate2004-02-03en


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